AN in-depth look at new 4x4 equipment released by EFS 4x4, TAG and Carbon Winches.
EFS 4x4 Adventure Stockman Bullbar Suzuki Jimny
The new Adventure Stockman Bullbar from EFS 4X4 Accessories has a host of features to enhance and protect the current-model Suzuki Jimny. The winch-compatible bull bar has a 63mm top tube, lower bash plates, twin antenna mounts and a winch cradle mounting bracket. It also features super-bright LED driving lights and indicator and positioning lights, EFS bumperettes, and Hi-Lift jacking points.
It’s manufactured using robot welds for strength and a neat appearance, and it has a long-lasting and hard-wearing Endura coat finish. The bar has been tested to comply with ADR69 and meets vehicle airbag safety regulations.
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TAG Zinc Plated Tow Ball
The new TAG 50mm Zinc Plated Tow Ball is more resistant to the corrosion, peeling and rust build-up that’s common with standard chrome tow balls, making it especially suited to those who tow boats and regularly reverse into water on boat ramps. The 50mm ball is rated to 3500kg and it conforms to the requirements of AS4177.2-2004 Appendix A Static Test.
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Carbon 12,000lb winch
Carbon claims its 12,000lb winch is the lightest of its kind on the market, weighing in at just 23.45kg when fitted to your 4x4’s bar. The Aussie-designed winch features a fully sealed 6.2hp series wound electric motor, a motor breather kit to prevent water ingress during heat cycles, a 216:1 gear ratio, an electroplated gearset and multi-position control box mounting points.
It’s supplied complete with both wired and wireless remotes, an isolation switch, multi-fit standard/offset fairlead, hook, wiring and control box, and is backed by a five-year electrical warranty. Other winches in the Carbon range include the 9500lb, 17,000lb and 4500lb (ATV) models.
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